Willy Loman and Walter Lee Younger are two different people, in two different worlds with almost the same type of problems. The struggles between the Younger and Lomans is quite a twist for some people, but if given a chance can be unraveled to see how much love and care is actually put into the meaning of family. First is Willy and how his life is being changed by his memory and struggle to keep up with payments. Second is Walter struggling with his drinking problem and trying to keep his temper in check to tell a certain white man to leave and that they are keeping the house they bought. Lastly is the difference in their struggles that they have to face in order to survive and handle in order to keep their family together.
The first example of the possibility that Arnold is drunk is given when he exits his car: “He opened the door very carefully, as if he was afraid it might fall off” (Oates 630). Initially, you said this moment when Arnold gets of his car is an indication that he is not used to cars because as a supernatural being he does not use them, and therefore does not understand how the door of a car operates. However, consider that he wants to impress Connie and does not want to make a fool of himself; if he is simply a drunk human being, then carefully opening the car door may keep him from embarrassing himself by stumbling. Further on, once Arnold is out of the car, there is another moment when Arnold appears intoxicated which is indicated by Connie’s observation: “He was standing in a strange way, leaning back against the car as if he were balancing himself” (Oates 630). Why would he need to balance himself if he were a supernatural being?
When Beneatha finds out about this she isn't happy and it makes her realized how much money can get in the way and break families apart. Overall, Beneatha’s education throughout the play isn't valued like you see in other situations and that really shapes her as a
She tells him “I’m going to be a successful doctor one day. Nothing you can say will change that.” A black woman becoming a doctor at the time is unheard of, but Bennie is determined to finish medical school and begin practicing. This determination reinstates her motivations as a black woman to break out of the stereotypes set for her. She concludes her statement by telling him to change his attitude, and learn a lesson about objectification, but states that she won’t be around if he does, meaning, George and she will no longer be going on dates. Beneatha is powerful for turning down George, an educated man with a much richer family than hers, but she is progressive for choosing her happiness over wealth.
Due to his family and compassion for his son, Walter is able to face his loses and keep moving forward. However, the poem’s speaker has a different temperament towards his situation, “[he wishes he’d] never been born,” (Hughes 23). This man is weary, and is tired from his struggles in life. He no longer has the determination to keep going, unlike Walter. This is due to the fact that he
Willy sees himself as a well-liked and very successful salesman. This can be seen when Linda talks to Biff and Happy and says, “Willy Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He’s not the finest character that ever lived...And what goes through a man’s mind, driving seven hundred miles home without having earned a cent?”(Miller Act 1. 57).
The hopes of this was to show that Walter has grown as a father, son, husband, and overall as a man. The maturity that he shows in act three embodies his growth
In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Arnold faces a lot of obstacles in life. Arnold realized that in order for him to get somewhere in life he needed to leave the reservation and go to school at Reardon but when he gets there the white people are really horrible to him. The white people would pick on Arnold but he wasn’t going to take it so he stuck up for himself and he made a name for himself and people began to respect him for that. Grandmother Spirit passes away and Arnold feels like the world is coming down on him but as more and more important people in his life pass away he learns to cope with him feelings more. When Rowdy and Arnold aren’t friends anymore Arnold felt as though nothing was going to bring Rowdy back around but finally they come back together and play basketball and become friends again.
When Willy kills himself, all of the Loman family, including Willy, break free from the web of false dreams he spun and begin to understand Willy’s failings. They also realize their own flaws. In doing so, they show the audience how each and everyone of them was slightly to blame for Willy’s tragic fate. Of Willy’s two sons, Happy is still infatuated with Willy’s dream. As he says, it’s the dream of being number one.
Ultimately, these actions led to his demise. Firstly, Willy Loman is a tragic hero because he is obsessed with American Consumerism and making as much money as he can. He disregards everything else in life, besides money. He was power hungry and greedy, and because of that he chose a career that he didn’t like over something he loved doing. He chose to follow the paycheck that comes with the job instead of the love he felt for the job.